Thursday, 3 August 2006: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Palladian (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
Symposium 15: Collective and Individual Intelligence
The aim of the symposium is to understand the relationship between collective and individual intelligence. There exists an implicit assumption that high collective intelligence is usually associated with low individual intelligence and vice versa. This issue has been gathering momentum with recent studies of collective intelligence (decision-making, division of labour, sorting phenomena, efficient exploration) and individual intelligence (perception and cognitive abilities in bees, such as learning, navigation, integration of long-term sensory information, etc.). The time is ripe to link the two levels by bringing together people who are working in these areas.
Organizers:Ana B. Sendova-Franks
Anna Dornhaus
10:00 AMHoney bee swarm cognition: group and individual perspectives
Thomas D. Seeley
10:20 AMAppetitive and aversive learning in honeybees
Martin Giurfa
10:40 AMEvolutionary and Ecological Consequences of Learning in Bumblebees
Nigel E. Raine, Thomas C. Ings, Oscar Ramos-Rodriguez, Lars Chittka
11:00 AMNest climate control in bumble bees and ants the response threshold concept revisited
Anja Weidenmueller
11:20 AMDivision of labor in wasp societies: the emergence of organization
Istvan Karsai, Gabor Balazsi, Mike Phillips, Jeff Knisley
11:40 AMDensity cue as an estimate of distance in ants
Claire Detrain, Cedric Devigne
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